The numbers

Why is Trump suddenly a public advocate of vaccines and booster shots? Somebody did the math for him, according to Donald G. McNeil Jr.:

As of this week, about 1,800 Americans a day are dying of Covid; the C.D.C. expects that number to rise above 2,600.

Virtually all are adults. If 95 percent were unvaccinated and we assume that 75 percent of those were Trump supporters, that’s 1,300 to 1,900 of his voters being subtracted from the rolls every single day.

Donald Trump lost Arizona by a mere 10,000 votes. He lost Georgia by 12,000, He lost Wisconsin by 21,000. He lost Nevada by 33,000.

Right now, about 60 Arizonans, 36 Georgians, 34 Wisconsinites and 14 Nevadans are dying of Covid each day. Seventy five percent of 95 percent of that would be minus 103 Trump voters per day — just in those four swing states. Week after week. That adds up.

Hard Math

I <a href="">found this photo</a> at <a href="" title="Mennonite Longhand Math"></a>. The title there is “Mennonite longhand math,” but can anybody identify the source or context? Can anybody work out the equation on the board? I've convinced my friend <a href="">Will</a>, who teaches math and physics, to pose for a shot like this, but that means we'll have find and fill a huge chalkboard...and he'll have to grow his beard back. » about 100 words